Another coronavirus patient dies in Pakistan; death toll rises to seven
LAHORE: Another patient has died from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lahore rising the number of death toll to seven across the country.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid confirmed that a 57-year-old patient admitted to Mayo Hospital for treatment had breathed his last.
“Unfortunately, a COVID19 patient Afrasiyab, aged 57, who was admitted in Mayo Hospital, lost his life today,” she said in a tweet.
The provincial health minister said these were indeed difficult times for the whole country. “Only way we can fight this pandemic is by staying indoors and following the precautionary measures,” she added.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has surged to 875 as of today (Tuesday).
These included 394 in Sindh, 246 Punjab, 110 Balochistan, 71 Gilgit-Baltistan, 38 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir.
Six patients have recovered so far, while six others died from the virus.
In Sindh, the lockdown is being observed from Monday in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.